Degrees and Certifications:
Structured English Immersion Teacher Certificate:K-8, Social Studies Bachelor of Arts: Elementary EducationMasters of Education: Curriculum & Instruction
My name is Kimberly Smith and I’m going to be your child’s teacher for 8th grade Social Studies. This is my eighth year at Stetson Hills and I thought you might want to know a little about me. I graduated in 1998 from Arizona State University. I then moved to California and taught a 2nd/3rd multiage classroom for two years and then moved into 3rd grade for the next three years. During that time I earned my MA in curriculum and instruction from California State University. I returned to Arizona in 2003 and opened Sunset Ridge in 5th grade. I looped up with my students into 6th grade and stayed there for the next three years. I then moved to Desert Sage where I taought 5th, 6th, and 3rd grades. I moved to Stetson Hills 7 years ago to teach Middle School and am very excited to be in 8th grade.
I have two grown children. My son graduated from ASU and works in construction management. My ‘baby’ will turn 34 in September and is a dental hygienist in Charleston, SC. She is the mother of my only grandchid so far, Peter William. He will turn 3 in December. My husband and I live with our zoo which consists of three cats. All of them were adopted from the Arizona Humane Society. They are Abby the Tabby, a feisty kitty boy named BW, and the newest addition to the family is Oliver, or Oh-lee-vair, as we call him. Matisse the Ball python will be joining us in the classroom (when we return to brick and mortar).
I am so excited to be here this year and am looking forward to getting to know all of my new students and their families as well. I have an open door policy in my classroom. You never need to make an appointment to drop by, but please check in at the front desk first to sign in. The only deal is that if you drop by, I might put you to work! J Please don’t hesitate to give me a call or drop me an e-mail if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. E-mail does work best for me as I check it frequently during the day. The classroom number is #623-445-5375 and my e-mail is email@example.com. E-mail is the quickest way for you to contact me and for me to get to you in a timely manner. I know we’re going to have a wonderful year.